Lauren Chan, PhD

Associate Professor
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Douglas C. Strain Science Center 310 (Forest Grove)
Areas I Teach 

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

Biology 201 | Intro Bio:  Flow of Information

Biology 314 | Molecular Genetics Lab

Biology 360 | Molecular Ecology

Biology 420 | Vertebrate Zoology

Biology 444 | Evolution

Biology 489 | Advanced Research Methods

Biology 490 | Senior Capstone Experience


2007 Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

1999 B.A., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley.

Lauren's personal website



Lauren Chan with snake

In a paper published Wednesday in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal, Pacific University biology professor Lauren Chan describes the ways an animal’s habitat affects its biology.